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					                                                    House # 540,               (Residence):+92-91-5861722
                                                    Street 21, Sector F-5,     (Office):   +92-91-9216796
MOHAMMAD WAQAR ALI ASAD                             Phase 6,                                    (Ext. 3031)
                                                    Hayatabad, Peshawar          (Cell):  +92-321-9133870
                                                                                    mwaasad@nwfpuet.edu.pk



EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Institution:          NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan.
Designation:          Associate Professor in Mining Engineering (February 10, 2007 to Present)
                      Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering (May 22, 2001 to February 9, 2007)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Teaching:
     Undergraduate courses
             Surface mine design, mine system analysis, mine economics & management, statics &
             dynamics
     Graduate courses
             Operations research, project management, computer applications in mining, spatial data
             analysis and reserve estimation, mine system simulation
Research:
     Focus: Computer, operations research, and management science applications in mining engineering
             Current faculty research projects
                • Development of block model for cement quarry operations. Status: principal
                    investigator, Sponsor: Board of Advanced Studies & Research (NWFP University
                    of Engineering & Technology), Funding: Rupees 1.5 million, Duration: 3 years.
               Completed faculty research projects
                 • Development of cutoff grade optimization software for open pit mining operations
                     with consideration of dynamic metal price, cost escalation, and stockpiles during
                     mine life. Status: principal investigator, Sponsor: Board of advanced studies &
                     research (NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar), Funding:
                     Rupees 581,000.00, Duration: 2 ½ years.
                    • Development and application of extraction techniques for mining of dimensional
                       blocks of marble. Status: co- principal investigator, Sponsor: Board of advanced
                       studies & research (NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar),
                       Funding: Rupees 525,000.00, Duration: 2 ½ years.
               PhD thesis supervision
                  • Number of PhD scholars being supervised = 1
                    • Proposed thesis title: Optimum long and short term production scheduling of cement
                       quarry operations. Sponsor: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (Indigenous
                       PhD Scholarship Scheme), Funding: Rupees 1,300,000, Duration: 4 years.
               M.Sc. thesis supervision
                  • Number of M.Sc. students supervised = 1
                           o Thesis title (completed): Ore reserve estimation/re-evaluation                  of
                             composition during the production phase of a cement quarry.

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                  • Number of current M.Sc. students = 1
                          o Thesis title (current): Short-term production scheduling using operations
                            research techniques.
Role in academic policy framing at the university
      Director, Undergraduate Studies for Semester System, since September 2005
      Member, Academic Council, since November 2005
      Member, Board of Studies, Department of Mining Engineering, since August 2001
      Controller of Exams, since April 15, 2007
      Member, Tenure Track System Committee, since August 2003
      Member, Semester Committee, January 2003 – September 2004

Institution:         Colorado School of Mines, USA.
Designation:         Research Assistant (January 1996 to May 20, 2001)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Industry sponsored PhD research
      Development of production scheduling software using Microsoft Visual C++ and CPLEX
       (Optimization Software). The optimum production schedule is based on multi time period mixed
       integer programming (MIP) model, which minimizes the cost of producing the cement raw
       materials subject to the production capacity, slope, and blending constraints. The research
       involved writing of 10K lines of Visual C++ code and included an interactive graphical user
       interface (GUI) using Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) library. The Lafarge Corporation
       (Corporate Technical Services, Montreal) sponsored the research.
Industry sponsored M.Sc. research
      Development of multi-mineral cutoff grade optimization programs by implementing the Kenneth F.
       Lane’s mathematical programming algorithm, which maximizes the net present value (NPV) of an
       open pit mining operation subject to the mining, milling, and refining capacities constraints, and
       stockpile option. The project involved 7K lines of FORTRAN code and was funded by Cyprus-
       Amax.

EDUCATION

Institution:         Colorado School of Mines, USA.

PhD MINING & EARTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (MAY 1997 – MAY 2001)
Title: Development of optimum blend/minimum cost production scheduling algorithm for cement quarry
operations. (CGPA: 3.81/4.00)

M.Sc. MINING ENGINEERING (JANUARY 1995 – MAY 1997)
Title: Multi-mineral cutoff grade optimization with option to stockpile for open pit mines. (CGPA:
3.84/4.00)

Graduate courses (Mining)
Surface mine design, advanced surface mine design, advanced surface coal mine design, advanced
underground mine design, mine valuation, equipment replacement analysis, geostatistical ore reserve
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estimation, advanced geostatistics, introduction to microcomputers in mining, mine system analysis,
operations research techniques in mineral industry, mechanical excavation in mining, and modeling and
measuring in geomechanics.
Graduate courses (Mathematics & Operations Research)
Statistical methods, mathematical statistics, economic evaluation and investment decision methods, linear
programming, integer programming, production and operations management, network flows, and
simulation.

Institution:         NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan.

B.Sc. MINING ENGINEERING, (FIRST DIVISION, WITH HONORS)
Title: The study of management structure of mineral sector in Sherwan, NWFP, Pakistan.

COMPUTER SKILLS

OPERATIONS RESEARCH
      CPLEX (mathematical modeling software), ILOG Corporation, The Lakes, Nevada, USA.
      Arena® (Simulation software), Systems Modeling Corporation, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA.
      What’s Best® (Optimization software) by Lindo Systems Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE
      Object Oriented Programming, Microsoft Visual C++ (version 6.0), FORTRAN 90, AUTOLISP.
      AutoCAD®, MathCAD®, Microsoft Words, Excel, and PowerPoint.

PUBLICATIONS


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
      Asad, M. W. A. 2005. Cutoff grade optimization algorithm with stockpiling option for open pit
       mining operations of two economic minerals. International Journal of Surface Mining,
       Reclamation, and Environment, Vol 19, Issue 3, September 2005.
      Asad, M. W. A. 2005. Cutoff grade optimization algorithm with consideration of dynamic metal price and
       cost escalation during mine life. Proceedings of 32nd International Symposium on Computer Applications in
       Minerals Industry, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
      Asad, M. W. A. & Mohammad N. K. 2004. Management of open pit mining operations with ore stockpiles.
       Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (ISSN:1023-862), Vol. 24, No. 1.
      Asad, M. W. A. & Dagdelen K. 2003. Development of cement quarry production sequencing algorithm.
       Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (ISSN:1023-862), Vol. 22, No. 2.
      Asad, M. W. A. 2003. Generalized cutoff grades optimization algorithm in two minerals case. Journal of
       Engineering & Applied Sciences (ISSN:1023-862), Vol. 22, No. 1.
      Asad, M. W. A. 2003. Past, present, and future of cement quarry production scheduling techniques.
       Proceedings of the 2nd National Seminar on Prospects and Problems of Minerals based Industries,
       Peshawar, Pakistan.
      Asad, M. W. A. 2003. Block model development and production planning of cement quarry operations.
       Proceedings of the 2nd National Seminar on Prospects and Problems of Minerals based Industries,
       Peshawar, Pakistan.
      Mansoor, K., Jadoon, K. G., Asad, M. W. A., and Ahmed, I. 2003. The state of environmental impact of
       mining in Abbottabad district and suggestions for remedial measures. Proceedings of the 2nd National
       Seminar on Prospects and Problems of Minerals based Industries, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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      Asad, M. W. A. 2002. Development of generalized cutoff grade optimization algorithm for open pit mining
       operations. Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (ISSN:1023-862), Vol. 21, No. 2.
      Dagdelen K. & Asad, M. W. A. 2002. Optimum cement quarry scheduling algorithm. Proceedings of 30th
       International Symposium, Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry
       (APCOM).

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
      Dagdelen K. & Mohammad W. A. 1997. Multi-mineral cutoff grade optimization with option to
       stockpile. SME (Society of Mining and Metallurgy Engineers) Annual Meeting, Denver,
       Colorado, USA. Pre-Print # 97186.

HONORS & AWARDS

      Gold Medallist, university gold medal, B.Sc. Mining Engineering, N.W.F.P. University of
       Engineering & Technology, Peshawar.
      Recipient of the merit scholarship, for M.Sc. and Ph.D. in mining engineering from the ministry of
       education, Pakistan, on behalf of academic record in the B.Sc. mining engineering.
      Recipient of Mcquiston fellowship, awarded by the Mining Engineering Department at the
       Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA, for graduate studies.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

      SME- Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Engineers, USA.         1995 to 2001
      PEC- Pakistan Engineering Council                                           1993 to Present




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